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Navarro County Commissioners recognized Reta Gillen (center) as the recipient of the Texas 4-H Salute to Excellence Alumni Award. Presenting the award are Navarro County Extension Agents Lorie Stovall (left) and Page Bishop (right). Daily Sun photo/Megan Hempel

The Navarro County Commissioner’s Court recognized Reta Gillen Monday at its regular meeting, who was awarded the Texas 4-H Salute to Excellence Alumni Award.

With only two of these state-recognized awards given out each year, Gillen's 53 years of 4-H achievements, including over three decades of club leadership and 15-year scholarship contributions, were highlighted as Gillen posed for a photo op with the County Commissioners and former students.

The consideration of the “Burn Ban” was briefly mentioned, though further discussion has been pushed to a later date as area rains have lessened.

A $3,000 Navarro County Electric Co-op roundup grant was approved for Navarro County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Elmer Tanner expressed his appreciation and gratitude for the grant, detailing that the money will be used on further agency training and tactical equipment for local SWAT.

An agreement between Navarro County Jail and A-1 Fire & Security Equipment Co. for fire alarm inspection and sprinkler inspection was accepted, with a three-year automatic renewal.

A consideration of approving the Tax Collection Report for June 2019 was postponed for next meeting.

Commissioners approved a Xerox Leasing Agreement for the Ag Extension Office, providing the department an annual savings of $589.

Additionally, six modifications were approved for Texoma High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Grant # G18NT0001A.